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Webfont not loading only in IE11, Windows 8.1 version

Posted on 2014-02-18
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Hello, I have a problem with this website and I'm at a total loss:

http://www.cirworld.eu

Aside from some quirks, it's working fine on all browsers, except IE11 on W8.1.

The problem is with webfonts. They just won't load with that browser/OS combination.

The site is built with Wordpress and a theme I heavily modified.

The css for the webfonts was originally:

@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans:400,300italic,300,400italic,600,600italic,700,700italic,800,800italic);
font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif;
@import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Philosopher:400,400italic,700,700italic);
font-family: 'Philosopher', sans-serif;

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at the beginning of the style.css file.

I changed this to:

@font-face {
		font-family: 'Philosopher';
		src: url('fonts/gabriola.eot');
		src: url('fonts/gabriola.eot?#iefix') format('embedded-opentype'),
				 url('fonts/gabriola.woff') format('woff'),
				 url('fonts/gabriola.ttf') format('truetype'),
				 url('fonts/gabriola.svg#gabriola') format('svg');
		font-weight: normal;
		font-style: normal;
		}

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I wanted to use this gabriola font I bought but I kept the name Philosopher to avoid changing too many lines of code.

Anyway, my webfont doesn't show up in IE11/W8.1.

Google fonts didn't show up either (not even in IE11/W7, actually), until I added this to the header of the theme:

<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

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I hope someone can help me because I don't know how I may add this web font in a way that IE11/W8.1 recognizes it too...
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Question by:Daniele Brunengo
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Solved it. Looks like IE11 is the ONLY browser needing the font's declared name to match the font's name as stored into the font itself, or something. Anyway, changing everything from Philosopher to Gabriola fixed it.
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by:Robert Beach
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Thanks! This also fixed the same problem in other IE versions.
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